Accessorize Your Disguise

Accessorize Your Disguise

You put a lot of time and thought into a great Halloween costume. It might just be for one party but it's fun to dress up, and for one night, be someone (or something) out of the ordinary. Whether you're going to a big party or just joining in friend-filled local happenings, every aspect of your costume has to be perfect. And it’s not just about the clothing—the best costumes put you into the spirit from head to toe. It's the little details that make the difference between grabbing a costume off the rack and really putting together your Halloween persona!

Add-ons Make All the Difference

Nails: A great place to start! You can wear a Halloween-themed manicure, or you can simply wear select accent nails with wicked holiday imagery. Another cool option is to file the edges and shape them to a point for a ‘claw-like’ manicure. Our imPRESS Halloween Nails are perfect for any costume, from the spooky to the whimsical and everything in between.

Eyelashes: Lashes are the perfect frame to bring out your eyes every day, but full, voluminous eyelashes create a more dramatic effect. Wearing falsies will easily enhance that aspect of your outfit. Lashes are pretty popular now so you can find colorful lashes, lashes with jewels on them or just go to the beauty aisle of your local retailer and pick up any pair of false lashes for a sultry, sexy lash style that’s different from your typical look.

Makeup: Some costumes are all about the elaborate makeup. However, if you're not wearing a costume that calls for some sort of makeup disguise, you might not put a lot of thought into planning your palette. You can make subtle enhancements that totally bring out the character of the costume. For example, if you're dressing up as a 1920's Flapper, look up info on the makeup of that time and mimic it; cupid’s bow lip was the look for that period. It will really authenticate your costume, so don't be afraid to have fun with the details!

Character Trimmings: Any character you portray is bound to have a prop that better conveys who they are. For instance, if you were dressing up as Wonder Woman you wouldn’t forget those gold bracelets or her truth-telling golden lasso! But you can also be super detailed—let’s say you’re going to your costume gala as Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones, you might bring along a toy dragon to really hit home the essence of her character and leave no one guessing!

Shoes: People always forget the footwear. It’s an important finishing touch for your costume—shoes can actually make or break your outfit. You can often find just the right style or color shoes with a little bit of price-shopping online, or you can diy a pair of shoes or boots you already own… consider the details!

Halloween is a great time to experiment with looks you wouldn't try in your everyday life. So be creative and have a blast with your costume ideas! You never know but you could possibly win big bucks in a costume contest just by including some memorable elements. Happy Halloween!